Jiao Zou | Communication, Media and Learning Technologies Design | Mathematics Science and Technology

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Communication, Media & Learning Technologies Design

In the Department of Mathematics, Science & Technology

Share Your Story-A Video Based Digital Storytelling Website

Jiao Zou, M.A. in Instructional Technology and Media

To survive in a world full of digital media, students need to know how to “read and write” in a multimedia way. These skills are urgently needed in this digital era. Only a few colleges offer information or media related education, and even less for non-media major students. Digital storytelling (DST), the practice of telling stories in a multimedia way, has been proven can be a valuable tool to support students’ learning processes, to foster real world connections and to enhance the 21 st century literacy (Dogan, 2010). However, DST can be confusing and time consuming for teachers who have various backgrounds hindering them to integrate DST into their daily teaching.

This project mainly focuses on two aspects. First, it explores how DST can be used to maximum the learning effects of information, media, and technology education in colleges. Second, it provides the design of a website named Share Your Story for college students to create and share their digital stories.

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